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Fri May 12, 2017, 01:49 PM

Venezuela health minister fired over mortality stats

Source: BBC News

Venezuela has sacked Health Minister Antonieta Caporale after her department released statistics revealing a large jump in infant and maternal mortality.

Vice-Minister of Hospitals Luis López has been appointed to take over, according to state media.

The ministry's report showed the number of women dying in childbirth had risen by 65%, while child deaths were up 30%.

The national figures were released after almost two years without official data.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39896048

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Reply Venezuela health minister fired over mortality stats (Original post)
Jose Garcia May 2017 OP
mahatmakanejeeves May 2017 #1
COLGATE4 May 2017 #2
brooklynite May 2017 #3
geek tragedy May 2017 #4
Igel May 2017 #6
ripcord May 2017 #5
xor May 2017 #7

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 02:19 PM

1. Pro-socialist partygoers on hot streets of Caracas are treated with delightful cooling showers

Pro-socialist partygoers on hot streets of Caracas are treated with delightful cooling showers from benevolent Venezuela police.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Fri May 12, 2017, 02:32 PM

2. Yep. The Maduro supporters have always been known for

their consideration of their fellow countrymen.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 02:42 PM

3. Shooting people and running them over with tanks doesn't help the stats...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 03:14 PM

4. Lysenkoism lives nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Fri May 12, 2017, 09:40 PM

6. My Russian prof in '88 and '89 was occasionally moved to tears.

We had to read newspaper articles (often several on a given theme) and summarize/discuss them.

Once a student got up and talked about the suicide stats published in some news articles. He lurched out of his seat and pulled the photocopies she'd made out of her hands, read them, and started to cry. Not for those who'd killed themselves, but because his entire life the newspapers said there was no suicide in the worker's paradise and could be no suicide. It was a large chink in the media blackout of all things politically incorrect for official mention.

He was nearly as weepy over the report of a plane crash, for the same reason. For decades, no planes had ever crashed in the USSR. For one to crash would mean that the government was fallible.


A perfect government can make no mistakes, esp. if it leaves its citizens in penury. Once mistakes are made, trust is lost.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 03:29 PM

5. She is pretty brave

Telling the truth to a government like that can't be a healthy thing.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat May 13, 2017, 02:46 AM

7. What happened to all the folks who defended Maduro unconditionally?

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